The traditional look is always in fashion, but it’s never wise to completely dismiss trends out of hand. At times, when men are selecting jewelry, they have a tendency to fall back on what is familiar. This is definitely not necessary! In fact, unique jewelry is not the exclusive province of women, and it’s possible to find fabulous pieces for men as well. Both men and women alike can find unique wedding rings to please any taste. And while anniversary rings are traditionally purchased for women, men need not rule these out either. In short, times have changed.
Men are familiar with the traditional flat gold band; it’s the type of wedding ring men have selected for many years. Options are today’s name of the game, and ergonomic design advances have made designs both attractive and comfortable. It’s important to make the right choice, because in the case of the wedding ring, you’ll be wearing it for years to come.
Unique weddings rings are in.
The “same old, same old” one size fits all style of wedding band is antiquated thinking. Think about what it is that you do on a daily basis. Do you work at a computer? Work out at the gym? Maybe you work with your hands on a busy construction site. How you use your hands and the rigorousness of your daily activities are important aspects of your ring selection. Platinum is a better choice than gold if you are involved in a lot of extreme activities. Matte finish tends to emphasize scratches rather than hide them. Decorative details can be disturbed and damaged from heavy activity. Gemstones easily fall out if subjected to heavy wear and tear.
Ring designers incorporate ergonomic design to make pinched skin a remnant of the distant past. The interior portion of the ring can be made to be curved, and the bottom of the ring may be tapered, which focuses abuse on the bottom portion of the ring.
The most popular styles right now are platinum.
Jewelers report that matte finishes are popular, though they require a certain amount of upkeep to keep the ring looking new and fresh. In addition, adding a diamond or diamonds to the ring is much more common than it once was. It looks particularly stunning in the white hot platinum setting. For those wishing to incorporate diamonds, it’s wise to keep it subtle, under one carat. Stones that are flush with the ring prevent damage resulting from heavy abuse.
Unique jewelry is not limited to women, and men too can enjoy gorgeous yet unique wedding rings. If you stay aware of the trends, you can make a great choice that will be a keepsake for years to come.